GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2012

06446: Sustainable Plants for a Changing World (SCI 0644600)

Landscape Architecture
Lecture - 4 credits
Wednesday 8:30 - 11:30   Gund 518

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Peter Del Tredici

Course Description

This lecture course will focus on the nature of the interaction between plants and the environments in which they grow. It will cover both the native and non-native plants which grow in forested, designed and unmanaged urban landscapes. Each class will be divided into two parts: a lecture and a "laboratory session" featuring plant samples collected from the Arnold Arboretum. The lectures will cover a wide variety of topics, including:

In the lab sessions, students will look at fresh plant specimens and learn the distinguishing characteristics of important plant families. The plant pallet will focus on species which can be cultivated under urban conditions with a minimum input of maintenance resources (i.e. sustainable). The following plant life forms will be covered: